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if you want a surge of feel good, watch Fusion network documentary O Girls. 


i was a well of tears most of the film. it originally aired earlier this month but with so much going on in the world & my life i waited to catch it on demand.  

i, like millions, watched the Oprah Winfrey show and was in awe of her goal to build a school for girls in south africa.  this wasn’t going to be some run down one step above what the girls could get at home type of school. Mama O was planning to build a state of the art academy better than the best prep schools in the world.   i often wondered how the school (Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls) and the OLAG girls faired.  

O Girls doc answers…it follows up the girls who graduated from the very first OLAG class. some of the girls have even graduated from college and are moving on to their careers!!! as moving as it was to see the great things the girls have accomplished, what inspired me about the film was it showed the struggles they encountered. this despite getting one of the biggest gifts a person could imagine.  

most of us could only dream of having Oprah pick us out of a crowd and providing for our wishes to come true.   in our minds, we would be set for life! what the documentary showed is that regardless of what blessings flow our way, there will always be hurdles to overcome.   the girls had to deal with death of family members, struggles adjusting to life without their families, confidence and guilt issues while still giving their best.  i learned from watching the film that miracles do happen BUT you still have to put in the work after-all.   

i feel very honored to have received the Excellence award from Women’s Academy of Excellence (WAE) as part of their PEARLS scholarship gala.  

WAE is an all girls public school in New York.  it’s not just a school; it’s a family.  

the spirit of the school is all love.  the principal, teachers, staff and students exude respect, kindness and hard work every day.  

the award was given to me, but they deserve all the accolades for what they are doing for their communities and the world.  

to prepare so many great female minds to go out into the world is the highest achievement.  

THANK YOU WAE for all you do.


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